ZNA fundrais­ing golf tour­na­ment set for Satur­day

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport Starts Here - Sikhum­buzo Moyo Se­nior Sports Re­porter

THE Zim­babwe Na­tional Army con­tin­ues with its fundrais­ing ef­forts with a golf tour­na­ment set for the Bu­l­awayo Coun­try Club on Satur­day.

A field of more than 100 am­a­teur golfers, which is likely to in­clude se­nior army com­man­ders, will take to the greens in a bid to raise funds for the five char­i­ties the army runs.

“We ex­pect to con­duct the draw to­day at the Bak­ers Inn of­fices as you know they have been our part­ners over the years now,” said chair­per­son of the ZNA Char­i­ties Lieu­tenant Colonel Fabion Chi­tungo.

The tour­na­ment will use a Four Ball Bet­ter Ball for­mat.

In this for­mat, golfers tee off in groups of four (ei­ther as one four-per­son team or as two, twop­er­son teams), and each golfer plays his own ball.

So there are four balls in play on each hole, but only one ball (the bet­ter ball, or low ball) counts per team per hole.

If four-per­son teams are in use, then all four golfers tee off and play their own balls into the hole.

The low score among the four counts as the team score for that hole.

If two-per­son teams are in use, then Team One and Team Two tee off to­gether (so four balls are still in play), and each team’s low ball counts as that team’s score on each hole.

With two-per­son teams, 4BBB can be played as stroke play or match play.

The ZNA char­i­ties are Tsanga Lodge Con­va­les­cent Cen­tre in Nyanga for the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of in­jured soldiers, the Benev­o­lence Fund for the wel­fare of troops on in­ter­nal, ex­ter­nal and in­ter­na­tional op­er­a­tions, ZNA Schools Wel­fare Trust which has a to­tal of 12 pri­mary and five sec­ondary schools as well as the Wid­ows and Or­phans Fund that takes care of wid­ows of soldiers be­fore they re­ceive ter­mi­nal ben­e­fits.

Be­sides the golf tour­na­ment, the army also runs a foot­ball tour­na­ment as well as a horse rac­ing event as part of its fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

High­landers re­tained the foot­ball tro­phy af­ter beat­ing Harare City 4-2 on penal­ties in which young goal­keeper Pros­per Matutu put on a five-star per­for­mance that was capped by two spot kick saves.

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